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    • Aaland, David; Finoff, David; Huang, Kevin X.D. (Vanderbilt University, 2010)
      Abstract: Syphilis has re-emerged as a global public health issue. In lesser developed countries, millions of people are contracting the disease, which can be fatal without access to proper treatment. In developed countries, ...
    • Michelson, David Allen. 1975- (Brill, 2016)
    • Hendrick, Richard Joseph (2017-07-20)
      Department: Mechanical Engineering
      The motivation for this dissertation is to provide surgeons with more capable tools during minimally invasive surgery. Specifically, this work is focused on the design of robotic systems that provide flexible, multi-arm ...
    • Albrecht, Anna Katherine (2006-05-02)
      Department: Electrical Engineering
      The focus of this work was the development of equipment and image processing techniques to observe the melting characteristics at the leading edge of a gas tungsten arc weld. A high speed digital imaging system, along with ...
    • Diggins, Zachary John (2016-11-28)
      Department: Electrical Engineering
      There is increasing interest in using commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) electronics in radiation environments, such as robotic systems for remediation after the nuclear accident at Fukushima or in low-cost CubeSats. Commercial ...
    • Bartram, Gregory Walsh (2013-08-12)
      Department: Civil Engineering
      This dissertation develops a methodology that provides information to make optimal decisions with respect to the mission and maintenance of a system. A great amount of information is needed about a system to make such ...
    • Atkinson, Nicholas Montgomery (2013-09-12)
      Department: Electrical Engineering
      In a radiation environment analog circuits are particularly susceptible to radiation effects, due to stringent requirements on signal integrity and precision. This dissertation demonstrates system-level radiation-hardeni ...
    • Chen, Elaine Chang; 0000-0001-7883-8039 (2022-03-21)
      Department: Biomedical Sciences
      The B-cell repertoire within an individual is a library of antibodies to all the pathogens an individual had been exposed to in the past. Many methods have been implemented to dig into this rich source of antibodies to ...
    • Chen, Elaine Chang; 0000-0001-7883-8039 (2022-03-21)
      Department: Biomedical Sciences
      The B-cell repertoire within an individual is a library of antibodies to all the pathogens an individual had been exposed to in the past. Many methods have been implemented to dig into this rich source of antibodies to ...
    • Wu, Patrick; 0000-0002-1437-6688 (2021-03-25)
      Department: Biomedical Informatics
      Beginning in the 2000s, electronic health record (EHR) systems have collected large amounts of clinical data. To leverage EHR data for drug studies, researchers have developed powerful computational methods. However, these ...
    • Hardy, Jessica Kristen (2014-04-27)
      Department: Special Education
      Instruction in early math is the subject of increasing attention in the literature and research. Response to intervention is a framework that can be used to guide how children receive instruction on early math skills. A ...
    • Gollub, Sarah Louise (2015-04-09)
      Department: Interdisciplinary Materials Science
      Phosphors have been used for radiation detection before, but only for non-ionizing radiation. In fact, many phosphors are designed to be radiation-resistant so they can be used long-term and in harsh environments unaffected. ...
    • Clayton, Ellen W.; Halverson, Colin M.; Sathe, Nila A.; Malin, Bradley A.; et al. (PLOS One, 2018)
      Concerns about genetic privacy affect individuals' willingness to accept genetic testing in clinical care and to participate in genomics research. To learn what is already known about these views, we conducted a systematic ...
    • Luo, Shenglan (Vanderbilt University. Peabody College, 2021)
      This paper aims to explore current problems English language learners face in using hedging devices while conducting English academic writing. Through a systematic review of research works with a special focus on the use ...
    • Samir, Parimal (2016-04-01)
      Department: Biochemistry
      I studied three problems in my dissertation research. In the first study, I built a conceptual basis for understanding the cellular responses to multiple concurrent stimuli. A gene represents the inherent information of ...
    • Wogsland, Cara Ellen (2017-06-19)
      Department: Microbiology and Immunology
      B cells play a crucial role in adaptive immunity. They perform a multitude of functions including antibody and cytokine production and antigen presentation. The human adaptive immune response would not function effectively ...
    • Van Dyk, Steven Elliott (2009-04-20)
      Department: Interdisciplinary Studies: Management of Technology
      The development phase of systems engineering is one of the most critical phases in the entire life of a project because it is at that point the majority of the project’s technology and committed costs are determined (Buede ...
    • Mickelson, Robin Sue (2017-04-07)
      Department: Nursing Science
      This doctoral research examined the medication management work of older heart failure patients, with a focus on cognitive work amenable to tool and technology interventions. Older adults with chronic disease struggle to ...
    • Gibbons, Hunter Ramsdell (2019-10-15)
      Department: Microbiology and Immunology
      Naïve CD4+ T cells polarize into many varied CD4+ T-helper (TH) cell subsets depending on the cytokine milieu present during T cell receptor stimulation. Each T cell subset produces a unique cytokine profile to defend ...